Walking Tour in Sarzana

Sarzana, Italy




Departure Location:
Firmafede Fortness

Citadel – Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta – St. Andrew’s Church – Casa Bonaparte – Piazza Matteotti – Town Hall – Porta Parma – Piazza Luni – Pasticceria Gemmi – Porta Romana

The tour includes:
Guided tour of the Fortress Firmafede Stop tasting Spongata to Coffee Gemmi

Estimated lifetime:
2 hours


Sarzana is a lively town on the Ligurian coast, very close to the villages of the Gulf of Poets and to the Cinque Terre area. It is very well-known for the many antiques shops and restorers’ workshops. Nontheless it is a very active and contemporary city, a place to visit if you happen to hang around Lunigiana.

The car-free city center is perfect for a stroll and a shopping sessions from one shop to the other [we should not say that but the Atelier Thanks Dad and SLAP design shop are among our favorite!]. We invite you to find out more by walking with us, delving into its art, historical heritage, food and artisan traditions. We will be starting from the Firmafede Fortress – also known as Cittadella, a colossal bulk concealed behind a curtain of rooftops, at the eastern end of Sarzana’s historical center.

The tour continues toward S. Maria Assunta Cathedral, that nestles the most ancient crucifix in the history of art – the so called Croce di Maestro Guglielmo – and above all the relic of the Precious blood of Jesus Christ. We will be continuing toward Piazza Matteotti, where a few gorgeous building front onto the liveliest square in town. Among them, Parentucelli’s Mansion, home for the family that gave birth to Pope Niccolò V. A stop at the Pasticceria Gemmi is a must do, to taste the typical spongata tart or just to visit the king of liberty-style café. Join us, our lovely guide Giulia will accompany you through the story and culture of Sarzana!


Can kids take part into the walking tour?

Yes, they can; it’s fun for them as well! The tour is free for children aged up to 5 and kids from 6 up to 12 years old have a 40% discount.

What is the cancellation policy?

You can cancel your reservation up to 48 hours prior to the day of the tour. There’s no reimbursment for what has been already paid.

What happens if I arrive late to the meeting point?

There’s no strict rule, but we ask all the participants to get to the meeting point 15 minutes earlier than the departure time. If somebody is running late we have a 10 minutes wait policy. Missed tours won’t be refunded.

What is planned in case of bad weather?

The tour runs rain or shine. In case of major bad storms, you will be refunded the price of the tour, or you will be given the chance to postpone your vespa ride: same trip, different day, no extra money charged.

I read that we can get 10% off for 2 bookings…

Yes, good news! we do have a promotion of 10% off our regular rates when you purchase two tours or more.